Shanthi Krishna (born 2 January 1964) is an Indian actress and dancer known for her leading roles in Malayalam and Tamil films. As a star in the 1980s and 1990s, she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Sharadammini in Chakoram (1994), the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam for her performance in Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, and the Kerala state television award for best actress.
|Years active||1980 — 1986|
1991 — 1998
2017 — present
|Relatives||Suresh Krissna (Brother)|
Her parents are R. Krishna and K. Sharada, a Palakkad Iyer family based in Bombay. She completed her education at Mumbai S.I.E.S. College and General Education Academy. Her three brothers are Sreeram, Satheesh and film director Suresh Krissna.
Shanthi made her acting debut in the Malayalam movie Nidra (1981), directed by Bharathan.[clarification needed] The same year, she acted in her first Tamil film, Paneer Pushpangal. She quit the film industry after her first marriage, but made a comeback in 1991 in the movie Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Chakoram (1994). In 1997 she stopped appearing in Malayalam movies. She served as a jury member in Malayalam film awards. She made a second comeback in 2017 with the movie Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela.
Shanthi Krishna married Malayalam actor Sreenath in 1984 and divorced him in 1995. In 1998, she married Sadasivan Bajore from Kollam, the secretary of Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions. The couple divorced in 2016. They have two children, Mithul and Mithali. She lived in the US for a while and later returned to Bangalore.
- Other Awards
- 2017 - Asiavision Awards for Best supporting actress - Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- 2018 - Vanitha Film Awards for Best supporting actress - Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- 2018 - Flowers Indian film Awards 2018 - Best Supporting actress - Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- 2018 - Asianet Film Awards - Best Character Actress - Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- 2018 - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam -Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- 2018 - Jaycee foundation Awards 2018 - Best Supporting actress - Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
- All films are in Malayalam, unless otherwise noted.
|TBA||Oru Rathri Oru Pakal||TBA||Filming|
|TBA||Vellaram Kunnile Velli Meenukal||TBA||Filming|
|Mangalath Vasundhara||Mangalath Vasundhara|
|Vijay Superum Pournamiyum||Radhamani|
|2018||Ente Ummante Peru||Ramlath|
|Mangalyam Thanthunanena||Thresiamma||Also playback singer|
|Aravindante Athidhikal||Geethalakshmi||Cameo Appearance|
|Kuttanadan Marpappa||Mary||Also playback singer|
|2017||Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela||Sheela Chacko|
|Lumiere Brothers||Herself||Archive footage|
|1997||Laali||Shanthi Krishna||Kannada film|
|Nerrukku Ner||Shanthi||Tamil film|
|Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman||Hemalatha|
|Pingami||Vijay Menon's Mother|
|Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam||Radhika|
|Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari||Devayani|
(Actress Sunitha Mother)
|Achan Pattalam||Ashok's mother|
|Ennum Nanmakal||Radha Devi|
|1985||Hemavin Kadhalargal||Tamil film|
|Anbulla Malare||-||Tamil film|
|1983||Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla||Herself|
|Simla Special||Uma||Tamil film|
|Manal Kayiru||Uma||Tamil film|
|Nambinal Nambungal||Tamil film|
|Ithu Njangalude Katha||Prabha|
|1981||Panneer Pushpangal||Uma||Tamil film|
|Chinna Mul Peria Mul||Radha||Tamil film|
|Sivappu Malli||Mallika||Tamil film|
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- "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal". cinidiary.com.
- "ശാന്തി കൃഷ്ണ വീണ്ടും വിവാഹ മോചിതയാകുന്നു". https://malayalam.filmibeat.com. 12 June 2015. External link in
- "Malayalam actors of the young generation are at ease: Shanthi Krishna to TNM". The News Minute. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Profiles Movie Gallery Reviews Actors Actress TV Stars Videos Showtime You are here: Home » News » Movie-news » Santhikrishna, back in gossip Santhikrishna, back in gossip". kerala9.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Happy about Njandonam". deccanchronicle.com/. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "For yesteryear poster girl Shanthi Krishna, it's third comeback". OnManorama. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Need a life of my own, says Shanthi Krishna". OnManorama. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "നടി ശാന്തി കൃഷ്ണ വീണ്ടും വിവാഹമോചിതയായി". www.mangalam.com.
- "Actress Shanthi Krishna files for divorce from her second husband". OnManorama. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- "Shanthi Krishna files for divorce again - ChennaiVision". 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.